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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 12, 2007 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: worst gd recordings on the archive

what are some of the worst recordings you've come across here at the archive. i found this one today, from 1970. it's a shame because there is no other copy of this , but it's also neat to try and make out some music that is allegedly taking place.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-03.aud.cotsman.9378.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 12, 2007 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

Unfortunately there is a horrrrible recording of the hershey park PA show in 1985 that many folks rave about. Great show but the aud is tough.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 6:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst recordings of legendary gd shows on the archive

Wow! Legendary '68 show!!
Audience tape from Columbus Veteran's Hall, it is what it is.

Perfect for when you've got the time and are feeling less than 5 stars: let this one rip.

I'm having fun in the pre-dawn hours searching for shows I've never played simply because low ratings and horrid sound quality scared me off.

BS!

It's not that bad, once you get used to it, and are in the mood for mac n cheeze for din-din, instead of another salmon skin with pineapple shavings smoothie.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-11-22.aud.cotsman.10088.sbeok.shnf






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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 12, 2007 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

you'll find most of them in the 1970 aud recordings.

Fine playing, so they are worth suffering for, as great art often is.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 12, 2007 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

and suffer we will, until a few mouseclicks take us into some fine soundboards. are we not the luckiest people on earth?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 12, 2007 10:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

You folks should try and keep things in perspective. We've all been spoiled with HQ. Here are two excellant 1970 acoustic sets that I find VERY listenable considering the content and the vintage.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-08-19.aud.cotsman.11797.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-08-18.aud.yerys.1346.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 12, 2007 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

we should consider everything before donna, very listenable.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 12, 2007 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

While that is a funny quip, that would throw out their musical peak 72-77

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 12, 2007 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

i was just making a joke, can't use jerry as the butt of a joke, can you?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 12, 2007 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

I know, it was funny.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Nov 12, 2007 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

Yeah, 5-3-70 and 4-7-72 are pretty pitiful....bottom of the barrel tapes!

Also the entire Academy of Music March '72 run, one of the big disappointments in taping history.

And these '71 shows are very hard on the ears:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-04.aud.cotsman.10358.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-05-29.aud.cotsman.19153.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-05-30.aud.miller.31968.sbeok.flacf

My favorite terrible-sounding show, though, is 5-8-70....if you can listen through the distortion, you know you're a fanatic!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-08.aud.miller.32056.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 13, 2007 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive

check these out when you're in a tolerant mood... sound quality is marginal,

but they do contain some of the finest versions (so say some of the reviews) of certain songs;
such as The Eleven
(1970-04-24)

and Alligator >Jam (1970-11-06)


http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-04-24.aud.hanno.19531.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-06.aud.warner.17183.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-05.aud.warner.17182.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Nov 15, 2007 4:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: worst gd recordings on the archive worth researching!

ok, even hardcore 1968 GD afficianados will have to be especially tolerant to dig this soundboard, captured in glorious mono on muffled magnetized tape:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-08-28.sbd.cotsman.18104.sbeok.shnf

it offers an early Dark Star>St. Stephen>Eleven, and it was apparently a fine show at the Avalon Ballroom.

One of the reviewers wants help uploading a vastly better version of this show, from a rare radio broadcast - his name is heydave.

Please someone, find, contact & help heydave!

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